By David.Cawley

Footloose on Madeira

Madeira’s historic hiking trails wind through the gorgeous mountains, valleys and coastal scenery of this ’floating garden'

On the slopes in Slovakia

The High Tatras mountain range of northern Slovakia is an outdoor destination for all seasons, and proves that size isn’t everything

Lights, camera, Almeria!

Head for southern Spain to discover how one small, dusty corner of Andalucía has played a large part in Hollywood history

Going slow on the Shropshire Union Canal

Hiring a narrow boat for a trip along Britain's canals is a lovely, leisurely way to holiday, and the Shropshire Union Canal is one of the best to go for - as long as you're not too superstitious...